Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+6.5)
AT&T Center is the site where and the San Antonio Spurs (6-6) will take on the Houston Rockets (4-6) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have San Antonio as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 219.5.
The Houston Rockets faced the Spurs and notched a win by a score of 109-105 in their last game. Houston ended the game with a 48.8% FG percentage (42 of 86) and converted 13 of 33 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Rockets converted 12 of 19 attempts for a rate of 63.2%. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected a total of 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 25 assists in this game as well as getting 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Houston let their opponent shoot 45.7% from the floor on 42 out of 92 shooting. San Antonio recorded 26 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Spurs pulled down 41 boards (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 rejections. San Antonio finished the game shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 16 shots. They made 9 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Christian Wood is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He was able to score 27 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played 34:51 minutes and also grabbed 15 boards. Wood walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Rockets was Sterling Brown. He grabbed 7 boards and earned 3 dimes. He finished shooting 52.9% from the floor in this contest by going 9-of-17 (23 points). At the conclusion of this game, Brown saw the court for 36:36 min.
Houston enters this game with a record of 4-6 on the campaign. The Rockets are shooting 34.3% on three-point attempts (131 of 382) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.1 points per contest (15th in basketball) while hitting 46.6% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Houston is collecting 43.0 boards per game and has totaled 233 dimes so far this year, which is 26th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Rockets are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. The Rockets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (153 of 203) and they surrender 46.5 boards per game as a team. They rank 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 234 relinquished on the season. They are relinquishing 37.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 20th in the league in PPG allowed (112.4).
In the loss to the Rockets, the Spurs earned 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They turned away 4 shots while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Rockets committed 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, San Antonio converted 9 of 31 attempts (29.0%). Overall, the Spurs shot 42 for 92 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7%. The Spurs allowed the Rockets to bury 42 of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them at 48.8% in the game. They finished the game shooting 39.4% from three-point range by going 13 out of 33 and finished the contest at 12 out of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio allowed Houston to snag 49 overall (10 offensive).
Keldon Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs for the contest. He knocked down 12 out of 16 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, which got him 29 points. Johnson snagged 6 boards in his 31:13 mins of time on the court and had 2 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for San Antonio was Lonnie Walker. He racked up 16 points in 25:22 mins on the court by way of 6 of 14 from the floor in the game. Walker finished going 42.9% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 6-6 on the year. San Antonio has earned 1,328 pts this season (110.7 per game) and they pull in 45.1 rebounds per contest. The Spurs commit 17.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Spurs are hitting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they cough up possession 10.2 times per contest. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 18th in basketball in PPG allowed with 111.8. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (23rd in basketball). The San Antonio defense allows 39.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (148 of 372) and opponents are knocking down 72.0% of their foul shots. They give up 24.7 dimes and 50.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 14th and 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+6.5)
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